Mr Monkey spotted something glittering above some trees and scurried along a path to find the Albert Memorial. This was unveiled in 1876 to commemorate the Prince Consort, Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who died in 1861 after 21 years of marriage to Queen Victoria. Mr Monkey marvelled at the gilt angels flying around the spire, and the mosaics on the canopy, and the friezes showing artists and poets, and especially by the large sculptures representing the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia and America.
You can see pictures of the different sections of the Memorial at the Victorian Web website.
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